Thursday, July 10, 2014

What I am reading 7/10/2014

Valleywag - Police: Google Exec Murdered by Heroin-Dosing Prostitute ​Aboard Yacht -

Feature, not a bug?  Just Saying.

Techcrunch - US Gov Declassifies 3 FISA Court Orders Commanding The Collection Of Telephone Metadata -
Today on the IC On The Record Tumblr, the United States government published three declassified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) primary orders regarding the controversial telephony metadata program that collects information about the phone calls placed by Americans. (One, two, three.)
Haven't read them yet, but then again I don't really need to.  If I wait long enough Cory Doctrow will read them, misinterpret them, and then publish a hyperbole filled inaccurate headline on Boing Boing,.  Then I like his millions of synchophantic followers can be ill-informed and I won't have to make any effort.

Re/Code - Aereo: Oh Wait, We’re a Cable System After All -

The video streaming company told a U.S. district court in New York Wednesday it now thinks it’s entitled to be licensed as a cable system because of the Supreme Court’s decision. That would allow the company to stay alive although it would have to pay licensing fees in addition to costs to restart its stalled business.
Lemons -> Lemonade

Security Week - DHS Mistakenly Releases 840-pages of Critical Infrastructure Documents Via Mishandled FOIA Request -

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has mistakenly released hundreds of documents, some of which contain sensitive information and potentially vulnerable critical infrastructure points across the United States, in response to a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about a cyber-security attack.
The Operation Aurora attack was publicized in 2010 and impacted Google and a number of other high-profile companies. However, DHS responded to the request by releasing more than 800 pages of documents related to the 'Aurora' experiment conducted several years ago at the Idaho National Laboratory, where researchers demonstrated a way to damage a generator via a cyber-attack.

Security Week - Senate Panel Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Bill -

A Senate committee approved a controversial bill that aims to help companies and government share information about cyber-attacks and other threats. Privacy groups opposed the bill because it could potentially give the government access to huge trove of personal data about Americans.
I vaguely remember reading this bill a while back but I don't remember any details.  Do either of you, my two loyal readers, have a copy?

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